- "I realized that all the things that I thought about my community, that we were this poor community that just got into the situation that it was in because it didn't care enough about itself.
"And that is absolutely and completely untrue. The point is that there were huge forces generating from outside of the community, you know policy makers, many elected officials."
- In the African-American Studies section at Borders online or in your own city, it is easy to find literature by Bill Cosby, Cornel West, W.E.B. DuBois, and Marcus Garvey.
But who knew video vixens were in the same category as notable Black scholars?
- At an early age, the girl became one of hundreds, may thousands, of Native American children and women forced into prostitution in Minnesota, falling under the radar of social services, the community, and the media.
"If it was a bunch of white, blond hair blue-eyed girls, believe me, there would be an end to this," said Vednita Carter, executive director of Breaking Free, a St. Paul-based nonprofit serving women involved in prostitution.
- A recent decision to auction a "Burqa Barbie" for a Save the Children fundraiser ("to educate children in conflict areas around the world") has been making the rounds online this past week. Of the 500 different Barbies designed by Eliana Lorena, it was only natural for the culturally inappropriate (Islamic!) "Burqa Barbie" to be singled out as a cause for uproar.
- “People in the U.S. tend to be black or white, linear thinkers,” Williams said. “We have been indoctrinated by a race-centered system where vestiges of the ‘one-drop’ of black blood rule persist. When I acknowledge my Carib Indian and European ancestors, it is not a disclaimer of my African heritage. I am all of them, my blood is indivisible.”